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  1. basicbill

    GoPro’s New Bluetooth Remote

    "The Remote is compatible with HERO9 Black, HERO8 Black and MAX and is available on GoPro.com for $79.99 MSRP, or at a 30% discount for GoPro Subscribers. It is currently available in North America only with a worldwide release coming in Feb. 2021."...
  2. basicbill

    Hero 9 Sunset Time-Lapse

    Time-lapse video mode. 2 second interval. ISO 100 Min/Max. 5500 White Balance. Not much, if any difference than those shot with my H8. However, the H9's ability to start/stop automatically is a big deal to me.
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    New GoPro Live Streaming Service

    Article quote: Big news for GoPro users looking to go live—whether by live stream or webcam. GoPro now offers a high-quality live streaming service, making it simple for GoPro Plus subscribers to live stream from their GoPro camera to GoPro.com. “We are really excited to offer high quality...
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    Media Mod - First Look

    Just arrived this afternoon. Very well put together. Removes the waterproof ability of the normal case. Firmware update needed to make it all work.
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    Pre-Order now Available - Media Mod for the HERO8

    https://gopro.com/en/us/shop/mounts-accessories/media-mod/AJFMD-001.html Media Mod HERO8 Black $79.99 Turn your HERO8 Black into a production powerhouse with the mountable Media Mod. It features an incredible built-in directional mic and a 3.5mm mic port for your favorite external mics. Use...
  6. basicbill

    GoPro Star Trails - First Attempt

    I've long been fascinated with star trail photos. My take had been that you needed an expensive camera and software to make it work. So when I came across information about capturing star trails using GoPro cameras, I was immediately interested. And while the best results are obtained using more...
  7. basicbill

    Hero 8 at $347

    Amazon currently is showing the GoPro Hero 8 (Base package) at $347. That's $52 off the original price. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WSRXMS8 Bill
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    GoPro Plus - Initial Impressions

    I'm about half way through my 30 day free trial of GoPro Plus. GoPro Plus is a subscription service that offers unlimited cloud storage of your GoPro photos and videos. In addition, with a few caveats, it has Damaged Camera Replacement, up to half price off on GoPro accessories and "Premium...
  9. basicbill

    GoPro Hero 8 - First Impressions

    I've had my Hero 8 for about a week. I'm sure most of you have seen more than enough reviews, etc so I thought I'd simply post some impressions having used it for a few days. I do find myself trying to power on the H8 from the wrong side now that the power button has been relocated to the...
  10. basicbill

    GoPro Trade Up. Hero 8 and 7

    GoPro is taking just about any video camera in partial trade towards a new Hero 8 or 7. I recently sent an old Hero 3 and received my discounted Hero 8 within 10 days of my dropping off the old cam at UPS. Free shipping both ways. https://gopro.com/en/us/shop/tradeup
  11. basicbill

    Time Lapse Videos Monument Valley Sunrise

    Taken with an H7 in Time-Lapse Video mode. 2 second intervals. No editing. https://youtu.be/sXHJkda9pNc
  12. basicbill

    Wanted: GoPro Hero 3 Black

    One of my well-used H3 Blacks will no longer charge consistently through the USB port. Don't really want to buy a new H4 since the H5 MAY be here in a few months. Looking for a sanely priced, well taken care of H3 Black. I really only need the camera and its battery. Bill
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    GoPro bets it all on a holiday miracle

    GoPro bets it all on a holiday miracle - MarketWatch Like a kid whose birthday was disappointing, GoPro Inc. investors now have all their hopes riding on Christmas. GoPro GPRO, -6.05% GPRO, -6.05% reported better-than-expected first quarter revenue Thursday, fueling a brief after-hours rally...
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    Other Severe Thunderstorm, Lightning Near Elburn, IL - 5X Normal Speed on August 2, 2015

    My Hero 3 Black in a skeleton case. 60fps. Medium FOV. GoPro Studio for the speed up. Edited in Sony Vegas. https://youtu.be/xKcg-V773nQ Thanks for taking a look. Bill
  15. basicbill

    Other GoPros and Severe Weather on April 9, 2015

    My two Hero 3 Blacks served me well last evening during the outbreak of severe and tornadic weather in northern Illinois. Even though I use skelton cases I had no worries about any rain should it have fallen. (I've used the skelton case in the past during heavy rain without issues.) Twenty...
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    Looks like "Dashware" was recently added to the official GoPro support area. GoPro Official Website - Capture + share your world Unless I missed it prior to yesterday. Bill
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    Steadicams, Copters, Panning Devices and More Fotokite

    I found this interesting. Perhaps the ultimate GoPro pole. Fotokite Bill
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    Other Train Snow Blast - Hero3 Black

    Probably the last snow bashing video for me from this winter season. The GoPro took a real pasting but stood its ground nicely. 25% slow motion clip included. BNSF 4468 West - Snow Blast on 3-2-2014 - YouTube Camera settings: GoPro Hero3 Black, 1080p/60, Medium View, Protune Off, Auto white...
  19. basicbill

    WTB: GoPro Hero3 Black

    WTB: GoPro Hero3 Black (Found) Looking for a well cared for H3B. Don't necessarily need all the accessories. Bill
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    Other Train Snowdrift Bash with Toppling GoPro

    The GoPro is my choice when the camera is going to get splattered by high velocity snow. Thanks for taking a look. Bill